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. the economist is out with a report on our economy's saying that our economy is in better shape than you think. we're back with that in a moment. first, i want to give a shout out to my grandmother mabel. she convinced her nursing home to switch cable providers just to see the cycle every day. go, mabel! [ jackie ] it's just so frustrating... ♪ the middle of this special moment and i need to run off to the bathroom. ♪ i'm fed up with always having to put my bladder's needs ahead of my daughter. ♪ so today, i'm finally talking to my doctor about overactive bladder symptoms. [ female announcer ] know that gotta go feeling? ask your doctor about prescription toviaz. one toviaz pill a day significantly reduces sudden urges and accidents, for 24 hours. if you have certain stomach problems or glaucoma, or can not empty your bladder, you should not take toviaz. get emergency medical help right away if your face, lips, throat or tongue swells. toviaz can cause blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness and decreased sweating. do not drive, operate machinery or do unsafe tasks until you know how tovia
to work sick costs the economy $180 billion each year in lost productivity. >>> and it's gross. >> in the guest spot, thanks so much for being with us. >> my pleasure. thank you. >> so some of the research that i've seen from cornell university actually shows that moms are penalized more than dads when they do take sick days to take care of their kids or they have to take off work to be able to take care of their kids, their family, a loved one. does having a standard baseline get it that problem and hopefully equalize the employer response to taking sick days? >> well, it helps women in several days. women are less likely to have it. more likely to need it since they do most of the care giving. but they also need men to share that care giving and more men will do so if they don't get punished for it at work. >> i wanted to pick up on something she was talking about, this might be good for the economy. some say they would rather make their own productivity decisions. i'm wondering what you think about the context of a decision and trying to build support for this kind of federa
economy. >> americans were according to polls, americans are strongly in favor of gun can control. recent poll, favor background checks. more than half favor banning assault weapons. over half favor banning large magazines. >> that's the reason i think the president is glad to be away from washington, away from congress. there is a level of dysfunction here. the power in this institution is enormous. it takes away from common sense steps. you have the filibuster. and senator reid felt, as he counted votes, he wouldn't be able to keep the assault ban weapon in the bill and in the house, majority rules. that's mr. boehner. and it is up to him whether he puts legislation on the floor. now the other dynamic we have is that the country is in favor of it. but in the a lot of these districts, the folks who represent those districts, those people are solidly against it. so you have this situation where the minority, with this gerrymandering actually is vetoing what in effect is i think why the popular efforts common sense steps on guns. >> congressman, i think if it were widely popular, you would
of having done that on our economy and on our standing in the globe? >> i think any way you cut it, the decision to go to war in iraq was a disaster and took our eye off afghanistan and al qaeda. and the human toll was enormous. 4,500 u.s. service members died. 100,000 at least iraqi civilians were killed. the cost estimate is between $1 to $3 trillion depending on what study you look at. it was an enormously costly mistake for our country. i think that the american people lost a lot of faith in their leadership to tell them the truth. to make decisions about war and peace based on facts and not misrepresentations of intelligence. and it hurt our standing around the globe. any way you cut it, this decision was a disaster. >> you work inside the white house. do you think they knew that they didn't have wmd? what do you think is the real reason why we went into iraq? >> that's a great question. something struck me having been in that building is how difficult these choices. are i remember hearing a very senior member of the intelligence committee say the circumstantial case for wmd i
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